some image


some image

Doug Phanstiel  Assistant Professor

Cell Biology & Physiology  |  Thurston Arthritis Research Center  |  Genetics and Molecular Biology  |

We employ advanced genomic techniques, genome editing methods, and bioinformatic analyses to study the mechanisms of long-range gene regulation and the role of 3D chromatin architecture in cellular development and function.

some image

Kamisha Woolery  Research Specialist

Ph.D. University of South Florida  |  B.S. University of South Florida  |

I am developing new CRIPSR/Cas9-based protocols for rapid and efficient editing of multiple cell types and applying these methods to probe the mechanisms of DNA looping and gene rgeulation during cellular differentiation.

some image

Katie Metz  Graduate Student

Genetics and Molecular Biology  |  B.S. University of Maryland  |

I'm a second year GMB student and member of the BCB Certificate Program. I study changes in chromatin looping, gene expression, histone modifications and protein binding as resting macrophages activate into a pro-inflammatory state, in the hopes of understanding how these events work together on a genome-wide level to change cell states.

some image

Erika Deoudes  Graphic Designer

Website  |

I create illustrations and figures to communicate the lab's interests and results with maximum clarity. I am also designing graphics for kinase visualization software.

some image

Nicole Arruda  BBSP Rotation Student

B.S. Bridgewater State University  |

I am a first-year graduate student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program. My rotation project employs genomics and genome editing to dissect the role of Activator Protein 1 (AP-1) in gene regulation during macrophage development.

some image

Ivan Jimenez Ruiz  BBSP Rotation Student

B.S. University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras  |

I am a first-year graduate student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and am developing interactive web-based software to predict and visualize protein kinase activity in human cells.

Former Members

Join Us

We are currently hiring for multiple positions and accepting BBSP rotation students. Please see our Jobs page for more info.